Broome County Sheriff: Narcan saved woman from reported overdose

By Nicky Hickling

Broome County Sheriff: Narcan saved woman from reported overdose

March 20, 2014 Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 4:56 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Sheriff’s Office used the drug Naloxone Thursday and saved the life of a 27-year-old female who had reportedly overdosed on heroin.

The sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a woman in Endwell who said her daughter was unresponsive and not breathing. Sgt. Thomas Williams arrived on scene within two minutes of the call. He deployed Naloxone, as trained. The unresponsive female began breathing and regained consciousness within several minutes. She was taken to Wilson hospital.

Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, is specifically used to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous and respiratory systems. The sheriff's office began carrying it in February, after receiving training from the Broome County Office of Emergency Services.

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